Catherine Strauss is an adviser and advocate for employers with workforces in Ohio and nationally.  She is also a skilled coach to human resource professionals and business executives.  Preferring practical outcomes based on a keen knowledge of the law and common sense judgment, Catherine is an effective adviser in managing risks and conflict avoidance.

When disputes are unavoidable, Catherine is a tenacious trial attorney, having successfully represented employers and businesses in all types of legal proceedings, both in Ohio and nationally.

She comes to Ice Miller after working as Associate Corporate Counsel for Regency Centers, a real estate investment trust based in Jacksonville, Florida.  While there, Catherine managed Regency's nationwide litigation and disputes.  She also counseled on risk avoidance and matters involving bankruptcy, use restrictions, public takings, lease covenants, development and tenant issues.

Prior to Regency Centers, she worked at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn, Co., LPA where she represented businesses in litigation and disputes.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of the trial and appellate process, in addition to arbitrations and mediations.  Catherine has litigated cases in a variety of matters, including all aspects of employment claims, breach of contract, trademark infringement, trade secret, non-compete, corporate governance, and a variety of others.

Catherine earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal, Trial Court Board and Moot Court.  She is also a proud graduate of The Ohio State University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Political Science.

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  • "Secretary DeVos Promises a 'Better Way' for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations," Ice Miller Build Knowledge, September 8, 2017
  • "The Labor Department Rescinds Guidance on Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Status:  What it Means for Employers," Ice Miller Informed Employer, June 2015
  • "Labor Department Rescinds Joint Employer & Independent Contractor Guidance: What it Means For Employers," published in Inside Indiana Business, June 16, 2017 
  • "Limit the Impact of the Overtime Rules," ARPM Inside Rubber, Summer 2016
  • "Music Sampling, Trivial Copying and Other DeMinimis Uses of Copyrighted Material," SZD Currents, April 2004
  • "Confidential Information, Ohio Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Economic Espionage Act of 1996," OSBA/CLE’s Post Employment Litigation Seminar Written Materials, Oct. 2001
Speaking Engagements
  • "Labor and Employment Update," The Women's Presidents Organization, Columbus, Ohio, April 2017
  • "What to Expect in Labor and Employment in 2017," The Ohio Society of CPAs Not for Profit Advisory Committee Conference, Columbus, Ohio, June 27, 2017
  • “Human Resources in the New, New Economy:  When Codes, Culture, and Culpability Collide”, Webinar, May 23, 2017
  • “FLSA and Employee Contact”, Wage and Hour Defense Institute, May 5, 2017
  • “What to Expect from the Department of Labor in 2017," Executive’s Guide to Nonprofit Success, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2017
  • “Executive Liability Update and Trends," Travelers/Overmyer Hall Associates, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2016.
  • "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:  How Will They Impact Litigation?"  Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio - Dec. 1, 2014
  • "The YMCA and Contracts," Columbus YMCA Board of Directors and Management, Columbus, OH, Sept. 4, 2001
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